FSB Legal Hub, the new online legal help and advice portal from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has been shortlisted for The Law Society of England and Wales Excellence in Technology Award.
As well as containing hundreds of resources across dozens of legal topics, the hub includes specific information on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in 2018. The GDPR will affect the ways in which businesses are lawfully allowed to gather, hold and use personal data. Businesses are being urged to prepare for this now.
Dave Stallon, FSB’s commercial and operations director, said: “With GDPR being a significant legal change affecting businesses, we wanted to enhance our legal offering and create an innovative resource to assist small businesses with navigating the law.
“It’s exciting for the new legal hub to be shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence in Technology Award. FSB’s aim is to help small businesses and the self-employed achieve their ambitions, and one of the ways we do this is to provide the best legal services to our members, at no cost, in the best ways.”
The FSB Legal Hub, which launched in September, has been developed by FSB in partnership with LHS-elXtr to be an easily navigated and seamlessly designed site containing the most salient legal information for small businesses and the self-employed.
It has been developed to lead the way in which law firms are increasingly using technology to improve their efficiency and deliver legal services in new ways. The Law Society Excellence in Technology Award celebrates the innovative use of technology in delivering services for clients. The judges will be looking for law firms that have changed how they work and/or how they provide services to clients.
Law Society President Joe Egan said: "To be shortlisted for the Excellence Awards is an achievement to be proud of."
FSB members can take advantage of this legal hub now and it can be accessed through their website at www.fsb.org.uk